Archive for month: December, 2015

Kitchen Remodeling is Expensive: Offset the Cost

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What does a kitchen remodel look like?

Experts say the cost of a kitchen remodel should range from 10 to 30 percent of the value of your home. This means a typical remodel in West Virginia costs about $30,000.

  • Cabinets: 40% = $ 12,000.00
  • Counter Tops: 15% = $ 4,500.00
  • Appliances: 10% = $ 3,000.00
  • Backsplash: 5% = $ 1,500.00
  • Floor Coverings: 8% = $ 2,400.00
  • Lighting/Electrical/Labor: 22% = $ 6,600.00

Kitchen Remodel

Offset the cost of a remodel by donating your old cabinets and appliances to Habitat for Humanity.

A donation to Habitat for Humanity ReStore that you value at $5,000 could result in a $1,250 tax deduction. The ReStore will accept the following items from your old kitchen.

  • Cabinets
  • Counter Tops (large pieces cut to 4′)
  • Sinks
  • Working Appliances (large and small, but no refrigerators)
  • Light Fixtures
  • Surplus Building Materials (tile, flooring, lumber, latex paint)
  • Decorations
  • Pots, Pans, Dishes and Utensils
  • Furniture

You can often avoid disposal and dump fees from your contractor by donating  your good reusable items instead of having them hauled away.

Call the ReStore Donations Manager at 304-720-8733¬† to schedule a pickup. Our 14″ box trucks travel through Kanawha & Putnam County Monday through Saturday.

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Planning makes perfect … and saves money.

Before you dive into your big remodel, check out these five kitchen remodel planning mistakes and how to avoid them. The fewer changes you make during your kitchen installation, the more money you will save.

Remember, build a kitchen to suit YOUR lifestyle and don’t worry about keeping up with the Jones!

***Habitat for Humanity is a bona-fide 501c3 non-profit. In accordance with IRS laws, donors must determine the value of their own donation. Donations valued at over $5,000 may require an appraisal. It is important verify the details of a large donation with your tax professional. ***

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